If you’re considering a degree in healthcare, nursing, midwifery, teacher training or social work, there may be additional funding and support available to you. We’ve outline some of the key sources of funding available, so you can find out what’s on offer.

Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery

The NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF) package gives students funding of at least £5,000 a year for maintenance and associated study costs.

Further additional is available to those who meet certain eligibility criteria for childcare costs (up to £2000)

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Postgraduate health and nursing courses

Postgraduate pre-registration nursing and allied health profession students are able to access the standard student loans available to undergraduate students. Funding arrangements are in line with undergraduate pre-registration courses, including eligibility for the new student maintenance grant detailed above.

Students who have already taken out a student loan are still able to access another loan to study these courses. This is not the standard postgraduate student loan but the same loan as that accessed by undergraduate students to cover tuition fees and support living costs.

More information at the Funding Clinic 

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Social Work

NHS Social Work Bursary

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Department for Education (DfE) allocate a fixed number of undergraduate and postgraduate social work bursaries to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) delivering qualifying social work programmes. 

As the number of students commencing social work programmes can exceed the number of bursaries available, there is no guarantee that all students will receive a bursary. To determine which students are on the ‘capping list’, and therefore (subject to their meeting the NHS Bursary criteria) entitled to a bursary, the University prioritises applicants based on a ranking during the admissions process. This ranking is based on the overall score achieved by applicants during an admissions event.

The availability of NHS bursaries is reviewed regularly by the Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care.

Further information about bursaries

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Teacher Training

Full details about funding for teacher training 


There are three types of funding available for PGCEs - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship
  2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  3. Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

Bursaries are reviewed each year, and the courses included and amount of money available can vary.

Current information at Get into Teaching

In addition, some subject associations offer scholarships for the most gifted trainees in their subject area. Scholarships are offered for chemistry, computing, maths, and physics.